12 - 13th October 2018
Hilton Hotel
3 Thomas Steers Way

About the event

The AVSTS committee invite you to attend this year's autumn meeting, "Avoiding complications", which will be held in Liverpool. Speakers include Mickey TIvers, Catherine Oxtoby, Tierney Kinnison and John Williams. We all hate surgical complications. They cause us a lot of hassle. Sometimes they're minor, sometimes they're not. Sometimes they're the cause of anxiety and sleepless nights. Come along to this year's Autumn meeting and see how we can learn from the problems that these cause and what we can do to avoid more.

A registration form (link above) and preliminary programme is attached. Please complete the form and return to Alison either by post or email. Alternatively you may log in to you AVSTS account and pay via PayPal.



Friday 12th October

0830-0900     Registration

0900-1000     Patient safety in veterinary practice - lessons from human surgery (Mickey Tivers)

1000-1100     Interprofessional interactions: what makes a good team? (Tierney Kinnison)

1100-1130     Coffee break

1130-1230     Interprofessional interactions: a cause of error (Tierney Kinnison)

1230-1300     ARC update

1300-1400     Lunch

1400-1530     Panel discussion - "Sharing the pain": what we can learn from difficult cases (all speakers)

1530-1600     Coffee break

1600-1700     Learning from errors - Reporting and Analysing significant events (Catherine Oxtoby)


Saturday 13th October

0900-1000     Checklists - a vital tool for patient safety (John Williams, Mickey Tivers)

1000-1100     Checklists - Inhibitors of excellence, promotors of mediocrity (John Williams, Mickey Tivers)

1100-1130     Coffee break

1130-1230     The Human in the System: why we make mistakes and how to deal with them (Catherine Oxtoby)

1230-1330     Lunch

1330-1500     Workshop - "Learning from complications: exploring error with root cause analysis" (Tierney Kinnison, Catherine Oxtoby)

1500-1530     Coffee break

1530-1630     Clinical Audit (John Williams, Mickey Tivers)

1630-1700     Final Q&A session / meeting close